Get Bluetooth to work with the Microsoft Bluetooth stack.
This small freeware utility will try to install generic Microsoft driver for
your bluetooth adapter. The program is based on a widely known method of
patching %WinDir%\inf\bth.inf file.
It works for most (but not all) bluetooth adapters, both USB dongles and built-in. (See the list of bluetooth devices and hardware IDs known to work. Note that this list is not exhaustive.)
Before making changes to your system the program automatically creates a restore point. If anything goes wrong you can use Windows System Restore feature to revert all changes made to your computer.
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Released native 64-bit (x64) version
[Fixed] Error: Cannot open file "c:\windows\inf\bth.inf". Missing bth.inf file is recovered when installing over existing Bluesoleil stack.
[Fixed] Error (report code CCB-F).
[Fixed] Error: System Error. Code: 259. No more data is available. (ERROR_NO_MORE_ITEMS)
[Fixed] Error: Cannot open file "c:\windows\inf\bth.inf". The system cannot find the file specified.
[+] Improved algorithm of detecting unconfigured bluetooth hardware (in some cases bluetooth adapter was not detected after uninstallation of the existing bluetooth stack).
[+] Now it is possible to proceed with the installation without removing existing bluetooth stack. (Use with caution. In case of failure try uninstall existing stack first).
[+] More detailed error and diagnostic messages
[+] Full information on the successfully installed bluetooth adapter
Initial public release.
System Error. Code: -536870347 (FFFFFFFFE0000237)
Happens on x64 platform. Under investigation, very likely will be fixed soon.
Try the following: Open Device Manager, right click on root node (computer) and select "Scan for hardware changes". Let Windows to find and install driver automatically.
Download Bluetooth Driver Installer, version 188.8.131.52 Beta, released on June 26, 2016
32-bit (x86) version BluetoothDriverInstaller.exe (2.0 Mb)
64-bit (x64) version BluetoothDriverInstaller_x64.exe (3.1 Mb)
1. Uninstall your existing bluetooth stack (driver software that came with
the bluetooth adapter).
2. Reboot your computer and click "Cancel" when Windows asks for the driver.
3. Run BluetoothDriverInstaller.exe and follow instructions of the wizard.
There is no need to uninstall Bluetooth Driver Installer itself, just delete downloaded file.
To rollback changes made to you system use Windows System Restore feature (available from Start Menu - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore).
Backup copies of bth.inf file can be found in
c:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\BluetoothDriverInstaller\ - on Windows XP
c:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\BluetoothDriverInstaller\ - on Windows Vista and Windows 7
Note: No changes have been made to your system if you exited the wizard on the second step (due to "No unconfigured bluetooth hardware found" error).
Lots of Bluetooth applications work only under certain bluetooth stack. To quickly switch your bluetooth adapter between multiple installed stacks you can use Bluetooth Stack Switcher.
If for some reason you wish to modify the Bluetooth Address of your dongle, try Bluetooth MAC Address Changer.
You may wish to check out Bluetooth Command Line Tools - a set of console utilities designed to work with Microsoft bluetooth stack.
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